Green (toe) is inactive Sunday against Baltimore.
The Bengals failed to officially rule out their top wideout for the Week 11 matchup, but the expectation all along was that Green would sit anyway. The official inactive list will confirm that notion, leaving Tyler Boyd and John Ross as the two probable starters at wide receiver. At the very least, Green appears to be headed in the right direction heading into the Week 12 matchup against Cleveland.
Green (toe) made the trip with the Bengals to Baltimore and plans to hold a workout early Sunday before his status for the game is decided, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The wideout is officially listed as doubtful on the Bengals' injury report and the expectation remains that he'll sit out a second straight game, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
While Green isn't giving up hope of playing in Week 11 despite having not practiced since injuring his right toe in the Oct. 28 win over the Buccaneers, Rapoport notes that the 30-year-old's pregame workout should be viewed as a positive sign for his status for Week 12 against the Browns rather than this Sunday's contest. Unless Green demonstrates remarkable progress from when the Bengals last evaluated him two days ago, he'll be included on the team's inactive list, which will be released approximately 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. EST kickoff. With Green presumably out of the picture, Tyler Boyd and John Ross (groin) -- who is expected to play Sunday, per Rapoport -- will head Cincinnati's receiving corps for another game.
Green (toe), who is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Ravens, isn't expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Green is trending toward his second straight absence, but his status won't be officially confirmed until the Bengals release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. EST kickoff. Assuming Green is included among the inactives, Tyler Boyd and John Ross (groin) are expected to see increased targets against Baltimore's third-ranked pass defense (205.2 yards per game allowed).
While the upgrade in status theoretically leaves the door open for Green to play this weekend, it's still believed the Bengals will err on the side of caution and hold the star receiver out for a second straight contest. As Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer points out, the modest upgrade in Green's status represents "better news in terms of [Green's] progress and potential to play next week" against the Browns. Tyler Boyd and John Ross (groin) are the top candidates to pick up increased targets in the likely event Green sits out this weekend.
Green (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Per Jay Morrison of The Athletic, Green was spotted working on the side during Friday's practice, which suggests that the wideout is inching closer to a return in advance of Week 12's game against the Browns. With Green and Josh Malone (hamstring) both out this weekend, Tyler Boyd is slated to head the team's Week 11 wideout corps, with John Ross a candidate to see a key role this weekend, assuming a groin issue that has him listed as questionable doesn't prevent him from playing.
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